The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the success of his government efforts at reaching rural citizens of the Niger Delta region.
National President of the Association, Mr Danielson Akpan, said this at a news conference in Abuja.
Akpan also called on president Buhari to consider appointing Professor Nelson Braimbafa in substantive capacity as Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 25 approved the appointment of Braimbafa as the acting director of the Commission.
Akpan also noted that appointing Braimbafa would further help integrate and deliver the mandates of the Commission in ensuring peace in the region.
“Being in acting capacity, Professor Braimbafa has been able to integrate and deliver on the mandates of the commission. Peace has returned to the once tension region.
“His ability to dialogue with all stakeholders and laying a solid and effective team remains uncompromising.
“Bursaries and scholarships have been attended to and continuous, relative peace has returned and people centred leadership is demonstrated.
” The commission no doubt is renewed, contractors are now paid promptly thereby increasing efficiency and delivery of projects/interventions on time.
“As a listening president, we are sure he will act again as he did when he approved about N200 billion intervention fund for higher institutions after our request to him on January 3.”
The NANS president explained that Braimbafa had recently announced postgraduate scholarship for students.
He urged interested student to apply through the commission website in order to benefit.
He said that the association was confident that appointing Braimbafa would fast track a robust programme in the areas of empowerment and security, education and provision of infrastructure, especially in the Niger Delta region.
He, therefore, called on Buhari to appoint only efficient hands who would help him achieve his policies and as well fulfill his campaign promises in the second term.